Test your employment search knowledge

1) There is only one way to write a resumé. True or False.

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2) Only executives and college grads have a resumé. True or False.

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3) During an interview it is OK to say "I don’t know" when it is about technical aspects of the position. True or False.

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4) Which of the following would be appropriate to put on a resumé:

  • a. Competent use of Microsoft Office, Internet savvy.
  • b. Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • c. Identified $521K annualized lost charges and corrected issues to avoid future losses.
  • d. 24 year-old female in good health.
  • e. Quick learner and highly motivated.
  • f. Managed six full-time employees (FTEs) over two campuses.
  • g. Languages: English and Spanish—native proficiency.

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5) Resumés should be no longer then one page long. True or False.

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6) If you get offered an interview, then you most likely meet the minimum qualifications. True or False.

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1) There is only one way to write a resumé. True or False.

There is no “one way” to write a resumé. Your resumé format should be based upon your industry, your skills, education, and the amount of work experience you have.

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2) Only executives and college grads have a resumé. True or False.

Everyone should have an up-to-date resumé ready at all times. It is a brief description of your accomplishments, and you want to present yourself professionally.

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3) During an interview it is OK to say "I don’t know" when it is about technical aspects of the position. True or False.

It is OK to say “I don’t know” to questions about technical aspects of the job. It is NOT OK to say “I don’t know” to questions directly relating to you. For example: What do you feel is more important, financial freedom or work/life balance? You should have an answer for that question. Who better to know how you feel then you?

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4) Which of the following would be appropriate to put on a resumé:

  • a. Competent use of Microsoft Office, Internet savvy.
  • c. Identified $521K annualized lost charges and corrected issues to avoid future losses.
  • f. Managed six full-time employees (FTEs) over two campuses.
  • g. Languages: English and Spanish—native proficiency.

Statements on your resume should be objective facts. Statements based on subjective judgment may be included in the cover letter.

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5) Resumés should be no longer then one page long. True or False.

Resumés spend very little time on paper. Resumés often get sent electronically, so the page length is not important. What is important is that everything you include is relevant to your current employment search.

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6) If you get offered an interview, then you most likely meet the minimum qualifications. True or False.

Hiring managers are very busy and are not going to spend time interviewing someone that is not qualified for the position. Your goal is then to make sure that you are the “most” qualified person for the position and that your personality would be a good fit for the organization.

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